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Old 09-29-2018, 07:37 PM   #5621
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Went to the junkyard and grabbed a mirror to copy wizerdwolf I have yet to wire it up, but I know it works by just connecting it to a 12v battery. Mine is a compas and autodim only model from a L-series (Forgot that the Saturn Vue had the Temperature one, but that sounds like a pain to wire in for a proper job). If anyone grabs one of these, one with the green, black, yellow, and blue wires, the green wire is for turning off the autodim when connected to a 12v (Made for parking at night, but I never look at my rear mirror when reversing, I just use my head).

Also got a free bra for my SL2, I believe its for my 2nd generation but the hood bra fits fine. It's pretty filthy, but the guy just wanted it gone and offered it to me for free as soon as I said I'd pick it up that day (Was on CL for over a month), very nice man that didn't want to take my money.
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:07 PM   #5622
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On the '99 Adam changed the oil. We did some looking for the leak and found the aftermarket oil pressure sensor was leaking. Put the original back in. He saw one tire was way low compared to the others, and found a screw in that tire. We did our first tubeless tire plug, will see how that holds up. On the '98, checked tire pressure and found they ranged from 16 to 22 psi. Now I know where my fuel economy went!
Tubeless seem to handle the plug well, I have 2 in my car (IIRC in one wheel) and they do not leak. As long as it is not in the sidewall or where the sidewall meets the tread it should be safe to plug.

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Old 09-29-2018, 08:53 PM   #5623
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Drove the **** out of my SC2. 395 miles in the last two days, and just hitting the "E" line, so I still have about another 50-60 miles I can drive before it stalls.

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Old 10-01-2018, 05:11 PM   #5624
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Changed oil [Walmart Synthetic] and [Purolator 20195] filter on 1997 SL1. Adjusted/cleaned squeaking right rear drum brake.

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Old 10-01-2018, 08:01 PM   #5625
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Drove the **** out of my SC2. 395 miles in the last two days, and just hitting the "E" line, so I still have about another 50-60 miles I can drive before it stalls.
Drive the **** out of my 97 SC2 too over the weekend. 2600 miles to Rocky Mountain National Park with the Trail Ridge Road drive at 12000+ feet all the way from central Illinois at a base of 500 feet.

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Old 10-01-2018, 08:04 PM   #5626
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By the way... that's my third trip with this little car to Rocky Mountain National Park. The fall colors of the Aspen trees are a must see this time of the year.

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Old 10-03-2018, 07:03 AM   #5627
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Bought a 2000 SW2 Golden Nugget yesterday. Car is in overall great condition. Runs like a champ considering it had not been driven for four years. Supposedly it was started every month or so.. It did sail through inspection/emissions prior to purchase without even changing the plugs.

That being said, it aint all rosey. The passenger window is stuck about 4-5" down, still is and can't budge it. As a result, we've got a cat problem. If all else fails I'll have a 125k/mi engine, tranny and alot of plastic to sell. Even a salvaged interior would put it out of the smart dollar spent category. Wish me luck.

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Old 10-03-2018, 08:54 AM   #5628
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The passenger window is stuck about 4-5" down, still is and can't budge it.
Can't budge it using the window controls (power window or hand crank)?

Did you try pulling up on the window itself? There are little plastic slides that are prone to breaking and the window regulator becomes detached from the track. The slides cost about $8 from the dealer and you have to remove the door skin to install.

With broken slides, if you pull up on the window itself you should be able to get it closed and you may need a piece of duct tape to hold it until you can fix the underlying issue.

Otherwise, if the window won't budge you're probably looking a failed window regulator motor (assuming power windows).

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Old 10-03-2018, 10:16 AM   #5629
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You can 3D print the slide at your local university/ high school / community college for a buck or two

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=232010

I'm a little jealous because everything you buy in AZ is rust free

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Old 10-03-2018, 10:59 PM   #5630
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That window won't budge at all. I've had broken slides on my Hoopty 's Drivers side rear since I bought her. How do you think I save so much on lock smiths. I jystvgot her home yesterday afternoon and wasnt able to pull the door skin.

I'm dealing with tge effervescent aroma currently. A plastic bag kept the rain out last night. I'd post up but this site is a PITA to do.

If someone has an easy way to download from my gallery to this site in one step, please let me know.

OH....Is there a typical stamp to identify an OEM front engine mount?

I'm shacking up with my buddy after the gal n I of 7yrs split. He hand his son built a 3d printer. I can have them do it here.

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Old 10-03-2018, 11:22 PM   #5631
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You can 3D print the slide at your local university/ high school / community college for a buck or two

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I'm a little jealous because everything you buy in AZ is rust free
You should see the underside of this thing. If photos were easier but its super clean. I didnt even powerwash from drivers door back. What I did, I thought was crappy because it was raining and dark.

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Old 10-04-2018, 12:00 AM   #5632
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May not have any rust but does the A/C work? I can't imagine Arizona summers are easy on the A/C in any car.

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Old 10-04-2018, 01:07 AM   #5633
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Yes, works like a champ, actually. Most if the time it's the high or low charge valves as to why folks lose freon. I was surprised about alot of things like the date code 2/14 battery us still turning it over.

This was the biggest surprise was the spark plugs. For a vehicle that had only been started once in a great while, never changed oil (was dark but not aweful) and had no real start vup procedure, these plugs are the best I've ever seen. Only one grab n turn inside a paper towel. Getting a lesson on this one for sure. Still think its a good car though.
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:37 AM   #5634
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IIRC the temperature sensor is not in the mirror... I may snag a Cobalt rear view mirror next time at the junkyard as those have extra lists and an auto dim built into the mirror.

Your mirror may be already calibrated with the compass, but...
I hooked my temp sensor up in front, and now that I've been driving around I have seen it change, but thanks for noting that anyway. I did check the calibration of my compass, but as it turns out, it's already correct.

What kind of extra lists does the Cobalt mirror have? Will it slot directly into the existing mounting point on our windshield? I personally avoided the OnStar equipped mirrors as I hate having extra, unused buttons littering the userspace.

Also, I had already done the hood strut mod on my car, and never had to cut any of the foam (though it did eventually put depressions of its own in the foam, if I recall correctly). I originally pulled jy struts that still worked for the F150 hood, but it wasn't enough to lift my hood as the angle we connect them at has less mechanical advantage. With a new set of struts though, I only have to lift the hood a couple inches before it shoots up on its own.

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Old 10-07-2018, 03:21 PM   #5635
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Finally tackled painting the drip guards again this past week. Still not perfect but way better that my first try at painting them. (or spray painting anything for that matter) Orange peel is defiantly my biggest enemy here but hey, its red, and kinda reflective. A lot more reflective than my first go anyway and still way better looking that the bleached red that was there before. So I'll take it.
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"New" (junkyard) coolant cap. Apparently, they aren't supposed to hiss when hot.

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Old 10-10-2018, 03:04 PM   #5637
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They sell new ones at the parts store and they tend to leak/fail after the first overheat event, replace after any coolant ejection event.

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I've never had any overheating problems so I'm not sure how the old one failed. Probably just age.

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Previous owner may have boiled it over.

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Old 10-10-2018, 05:59 PM   #5640
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Had Big O Tires change out front and rear Monroe Quik-struts.
They were about 5 years old and 100k miles on them. Replaced under the Tenneco lifetime warranty. The newer ones are much quieter than the last set.

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